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2021 AFCON: Prize money For Winners, Runners-up, Semi-Finalist, Quarter-Finalist Revealed

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The new African Cup Of Nations’ (AFCON’s) prize money for the winner, runners-up, semi-finalists and the quarter-finalists has been revealed.

The disclosure followed a new development which caused the prize money to proliferate.

The step-up was a result of the decision by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

CAF executives had to approve the uptick in prize money during a meeting in Douala, Cameroon on Friday.

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Meanwhile, any country that’s fortunate to lift the 2021 AFCON will get a reward of $5 million.

The initial prize money for the winner was $4.5 million, that is now to an 11% increment.

Accordingly, the runners-up will take home $2.75 million, having risen by 10% from the initial $2.5 million.

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In the same vein, the prize money for the semi-finalists and the quarter-finalists has also become augmented.

The semi-finalist will now have to pocket $2.2million when the quarter-finalists receive $1.175million.

The new AFCON prize money structure is as follows:

  • Winners: $5million
  • Runners-up: $2.75million

  • Semi-Finalists: $2.2million

  • Quarter-Finalists: $1.175million

 

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